Incoming Freshmen Family Orientation To Be Held Via Zoom
Calling all soon-to-be Stevenson freshmen… In order to maintain the health and safety of our community, we are changing the format of this year’s orientation for incoming freshmen! Stevenson’s annual Incoming Freshmen Family Orientation Night will now be held virtually for one night only next week on Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. During Orientation, families will learn more information about Stevenson’s course offerings and co-curricular opportunities as well as the steps needed to ensure a smooth transition to next fall.
In the meantime, you can expect a Welcome Packet in the mail that will contain important materials, including a Transitions Guide, which provides an overview of the events, processes and programming designed to ensure a smooth transition to high school, as well as resources to help you and your student navigate the course selection process. Please know that everything you need to know about the transition to Stevenson is on our website. We encourage families to bookmark this page for easy access moving forward.
Welcome back to campus and Happy 2022! We hope you enjoyed your Winter Break and are ready to start the second semester with energy and enthusiasm! Go Patriots!
Girls Basketball Team Wins Prestigious Tournament For First Time Since 1995
It was a successful and historic Winter Break for the girls basketball team. The Patriots won the prestigious Dundee-Crown Tournament for the first time since 1995, showing toughness, grit, and resiliency down the stretch against a talented Barrington team. In that final game of the tournament, Simone Sawyer scored 24 points, Ava Bardic put up 15 points and Emory Klatt racked up 10 points with a tough performance under the basket. Nisha Musunuri scored 4 points, including the game-winner! Next up for the Patriots is a North Suburban Conference game at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Zion-Benton.
Get Ready For Spring Sports
Spring is right around the corner…and so is the spring sports season. The athletic department has put together a comprehensive document with information about tryouts, preseason workout schedules and registration for spring sports.
Please note that the girls soccer program is hosting its information meeting for the upcoming Spring 2022 season at 3:45 p.m. on Friday in Room 2004.
Boys Basketball: The Patriots were in action over Winter Break, competing with 31 other teams at the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic over a two-week period. Stevenson placed fourth, losing its final game to Hinsdale Central, 63-59. The Patriots were paced by Jaden Evans and Evan Porto with 21 points each in the final game. Porto was named to the all-tournament team. Next up for the Patriots is a road game at Waukegan at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Boys Swimming and Diving: Also competing over the Winter Break, the boys swimming and diving team had a conference matchup against Warren. On Dec. 30, the Patriots won convincingly 143-40, taking 11 of 12 events. That victory allowed Stevenson to maintain its No. 1 state ranking. The Patriots next hit the road for a meet against the Scouts of Lake Forest on their East Campus at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
With school performance data from the Illinois State Board of Education released for the 2020-2021 school year, officials at three northwest suburban high schools are evaluating their respective results – including information that shows more high school students are taking early college coursework. Barrington, Stevenson and Lake Zurich high schools are also focusing more on the socio-emotional well-being of their students, district officials say, after a year of remote learning where students faced isolation, mental health issues and learning loss.
California State University is set to become the next major higher education system to permanently eliminate SAT and ACT requirements for admission – a move that stands to further disrupt the future of standardized testing at a time when thousands of colleges and universities have paused the admissions requirement during the coronavirus pandemic. “I’m very supportive of that,” Cal State Chancellor Joseph Castro said of eliminating testing requirements. “I just want folks to know that I am not interested as chancellor to make it harder for students to get into the CSU.”
The Week Ahead
Mark your calendars for these events and see the Stevenson Calendar for details on these and future programs.
Jan. 4: School Resumes ~ Welcome Back!
Jan. 10: Activity Period
Jan. 10: Consortium Choral Concert
Jan. 11: Sports Boosters Meeting
Jan. 11: BPO Meeting